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  • Wind Chill Watch for Shawnee County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 2:17 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1 p.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS117 AM CST THU JAN 7 2010...SNOWFALL ENDING TONIGHT BLOWING SNOW AND VERY COLD WIND CHILLSCONTINUE INTO THURSDAY....STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL PRODUCECONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. VERYCOLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO FILTER IN OVERNIGHT...COUPLING WITHTHE WINDS TO PRODUCE EXTREMELY COLD WIND CHILLS THROUGH FRIDAY.KSZ008-009-020>023-034>039-054>056-058-059-071530-/O.CON.KTOP.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-100108T0000Z//O.CON.KTOP.WC.A.0001.100108T0000Z-100109T1800Z/REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-POTTAWATOMIE-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CONCORDIA...CLAY CENTER...MANHATTAN...ABILENE...JUNCTION CITY...TOPEKA...EMPORIA...OTTAWA117 AM CST THU JAN 7 2010...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING......WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGHSATURDAY MORNING...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING. A WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENINGTHROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LESSTHAN ONE INCH.* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL BE COMMON...WITHGUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH POSSIBLE. STRONG WINDS AND COLDTEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 15 TO 30 BELOW ZEROTHROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.* IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL RESULT IN REDUCEDVISIBILITIES AND SOME ROADS DRIFTING SHUT. THE EXTREME WINDCHILLS WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE FACING MORE THAN 1 OR 2MINUTES OF EXPOSURE TO THE COLD.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...CONDITIONS CAN DETERIORATE RAPIDLY IN WINTER WEATHER SITUATIONS...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. PRACTICE YOURWINTER SAFETY RULES...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...EXTRACLOTHING AND BLANKETS...AND WATER IN YOUR CAR IN CASE OF ANEMERGENCY.REMEMBER...A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FORA HAZARDOUS WIND CHILL EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.$$

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